The 27th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association

"International Year of  Soils"

January 12, 2015 - Prairieland Park, Saskatoon

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Technology Session

9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Drones in Agriculture
- Chad Colby , www.AgTechTalk.com, Bloomington, Illinois, US VIEW PDF

10:30 a.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00 a.m. Precision Planting
- Colin Rosengren, Farmer, Innovator and Entrepreneur, Midale SK VIEW POWERPOINT

11:30 a.m. Controlled Traffic Farming
- Peter Gamache, Controlled Traffic Farming Project Leader, Edmonton AB VIEW POWERPOINT

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Soils and Agronomy Session

1:00 p.m. Urban Agriculture: Fad or Future?
- Grant Wood, P.Ag, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan VIEW POWERPOINT

1:30 p.m. Harvesting Cattail: An Innovative Solution in a Watershed-based Bioeconomy
- Dr. Richard Grosshans, Senior Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg MB VIEW POWERPOINT

2:00 p.m. Saskatchewan’s Most Wanted: the Worst Weeds in the West
- Chet Neufeld, P.Ag, Executive Director, Native Plant Society, Saskatoon SK VIEW POWERPOINT

2:30 p.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

2:45 p.m. Soil Ecology in Agriculture
- Dr. Sina Adl, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan VIEW POWERPOINT

3:15 p.m. Economic and Environmental Benefits of Zero-tillage Research
- Dr. Lana Awada, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan VIEW POWERPOINT

3:45 p.m. Wrap-up

4:00 p.m. SSCA AGM

CCAs: Conference Approved for 5.0 CEUs
CM: 2.0 PM: 0.5  NM: 0.5 PD: 1.0  SW: 1.0
CCSCs: Approval Pending for 5.0 CEUs
CM: 3.5  IPM: 0.5  PS: 1.0